28 Aug '12, 7am

Fifth-Grader's Petition Prompts Jamba Juice to Ditch Styrofoam

Fifth-Grader's Petition Prompts Jamba Juice to Ditch Styrofoam

Mia Hansen may only be 10 years old, but she has a thing or two to teach grown-ups about making the world a better place. Earlier this summer, the fifth-grader from Carlsbad, California was visiting a Jamba Juice with her mother when she noticed something that, strangely in her eyes, didn't seem to bother anyone else -- the abundance of Styrofoam cups doled out with every drink order. Likely knowing full-well that Jamba Juice's Styrofoam cups can take an estimated 1 million years to decompose , Mia decided to do her part to convince "the category-defining leader in healthy blended beverages" to keep in mind the planet's health as well. So, with her mother's help, Mia took to the internet, starting a petition page on Change.org . "I'm 10 years old and when I was at Jamba Juice a couple of weeks ago, I ordered a smoothie and they gave it to me in a styrofoam cup! The person ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/10-yea...

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